For future reflection and the record of this pregnancy with little bug number 6, let it be known that in the last week I have had TWO more women come up to me and tell me how lucky I am!
One was a mother of eight - all over the age of 21; and the other was a woman with three children who told me with a wistful voice that she had always wanted six, but the doctors told her she could die.
I don't know what that meant exactly (and I didn't ask), but I know it is a real consideration for some, and also a regular concern offered by well-meaning doctors. Regardless, it was an incredible blessing to be on the receiving end of their kind remarks.
38 weeks today!
Yipee!! I felt pretty good today, but I am getting to the part where I feel I need to shield my belly sticking way out into the world where it may at any time be bumped by careless shoppers, climbing chilluns, or... a wall (darn walls! Why do they stick out and get me like that?!).
I have been occasionally eying the ticker on the side of my blog and am thoroughly impressed that it seems to know the exact SECOND I will be delivering: 14 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes and 4 seconds...
If I believed it to be telling me the whole truth and nothing but the truth, I would certainly make a more detailed plan for where the children will be at that very moment, and what time I will call the midwives, make sure I got in some Rocky Road ice cream beforehand etc.
Plus I wouldn't worry so much about getting a name nailed down this week, or a place for the baby where he/she won't be stepped on when not in my arms. (small details)
The above pictures are of my Bugs helping open a baby gift from AJ's dear Boss and Mrs. Boss (I bet "Boss" didn't do the shopping, but that doesn't matter so much if a fella has good taste in picking a shopper;-)).
We had such FUN opening this generous present and thinking of our sweet little baby using each item. It's a joy to have tangible things to look at which remind me this is not a dream.
I was getting ribbed by a friend of mine, about what I have to look forward to in getting this baby "out".
I have not been dwelling on that. I've been successful five times before, so I imagine I'll get on the other side of it this time too. Since that's the case, I can hardly wait to get on with it so I can meet this little one!!
My eyes rest on the goal:-)
Thanks for your prayers dear ones! I have reaped the blessing of them.
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